Oct. 15, 2011
MORGANTOWN, W.VA. – Marshall Swimming and Diving currently sits in second place with 300 points after day one at the West Virginia State Games.
Tournament host, West Virginia, controls the top spot with 433 points. Trailing Marshall in third place is West Virginia Wesleyan with 122 points and Wheeling Jesuit follows closely with 111 points. Fairmont State brings up the rear with 75 points.
Today’s best finishes came from Jaimie Holmquist and Lauren Rone. Holmquist finished second in the 200 IM with a time of 2:12.29 and Rone placed second in the 3 meter dive with a score of 251.93.
Other notable performances came from swimmers Kacey Preun and Sarah Kay. Preun recorded a fourth place finish in the 500 freestyle at 5:07.64 and Kay placed fourth in the 200 IM with a 2:13.49 mark.
After the conclusion of day one, Coach Hunt commented, “I thought we learned some important things this evening, and the hope is we will be a little more comfortable in this environment tomorrow. WVU is a solid, well rounded team, and after today I think it's clear that we need to match their intensity, and understand that we can compete.”
Day two of the weekend event will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will run the length of the day.